About Habitats: Seashores

by Cathryn Sill
Illustrated by John Sill
Category: Series: About HabitatsThemes: Animals
Studying nature? Going to the beach? Dig into this classroom favorite and beginner’s guide to seashores from the creators of the award-winning About Habitats and About… series.  
Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 9781561459681
  • Publication date: 08/01/2017
  • Page Count: 48
  • Size: 10" x 8-1/2"
  • Age Range: 3-7
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Description

Studying nature? Going to the beach? Dig into this classroom favorite and beginner’s guide to seashores from the creators of the award-winning About Habitats and About… series.

“Very accessible nonfiction reading for the very young as well as early grade students.” ―Kirkus Reviews

In this addition to the award-winning About Habitats series, former educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children about seashores, their diversity, what kinds of animals and plants live there, and why they’re important.

Noted wildlife illustrator John Sill offers detailed, full-color illustrations to depict the wide variety of seashore topography. A glossary and afterword provide more details. Perfect for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary units on nature, environment, and ecosystems.

The About Habitats series introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components. Each book in the series provides information about the nature and characteristics of the habitat while the full-page illustrations expand on that information.

Author/Illustrator

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Cathryn Sill

Author

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

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John Sill

Illustrator

John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina.

Reviews

“Another excellent edition… The beautifully designed layout and succinct text combine with the backmatter to offer very accessible nonfiction reading for the very young as well as early grade students.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“With reliable information and attractive illustrations, this volume is a useful addition to a series celebrating its tenth year.” ―Booklist

“Useful for introductory units on marine and earth science.” ―School Library Journal

Awards

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―National Science Teachers Association, Children’s Book Council, 2018

North Carolina Author Awards (AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature, Nominee) ―North Carolina Literary & Historical Association, 2018

Resources

Resources: Teacher's Guide

Teacher’s Guide

More Details

F&P: J, Gr 1, Genre I
Lexile: 520L
Themes: Animals, Ecosystems, Zoology
BISAC 1: JNF037070 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.)
BISAC 2: JNF051100 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
BISAC 3: JNF003000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General